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University Students in Coalition Razor Gang Sights

An incoming Abbott Government would consider raising student fees by up to 25%, according to reports in The Sunday Telegraph. The opposition would considering reintroducing a cap on the number of university places to save $2.6 billion, a move the Government says reflects the Coalition’s “born to rule mentality.”

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Hilmer Calls for Greater Fee Deregulation

UNSW Vice-Chancellor Fred Hilmer has used a speech to the National Press Club to call for greater deregulation of universities, criticizing government policy as dysfunctional. Hilmer told those gathered that tight budgetary conditions and increased enrollments had seen many universities realise that ‘fee-flexibility’ was the best way to increase funding.

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